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Home Assistant

This wiki features products associated with Home Assistant (HA), along with numerous projects and even applications across industries around it, all designed to attain advanced levels of privacy, versatility, and sustainability in home automation.

What is Home Assistant?

Home Assistant is a free and open-source software that serves as a central control system for home automation, acting as a smart home hub. It provides the convenience of home automation without relying on remote servers or an internet connection, making it highly secure and reliable. It can be expanded by Home Assistant Cloud, where you can control your Home Assistant from anywhere, with voice assistants, fully encrypted.

  • With Home Assistant, you have local control over your smart home devices, ensuring better security and eliminating the need for constant internet connectivity. This local control also guarantees the system's reliability, allowing it to operate seamlessly 24/7.

  • With Nabu Casa, while keeping your data fully encrypted between the devices and the Home Assistant instance, you can quickly access your Home Assistant instance from your phone, your favorite coffee shop, or at work. More importantly, you can control your Home with your voice using Assist, which also supports Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Home Assistant has evolved beyond home automation, expanding its reach into smart offices and buildings, transforming individual nodes into a cohesive smart city infrastructure. This shift extends to the cloud through the Nabu Casa project, providing a scalable solution for managing diverse tasks on a city-wide scale. The convergence of interconnected devices within this architecture reflects a paradigm shift towards efficient and advanced smart ecosystems.

Top Picks form Home Assistant Official

HA Green -Plug and Play

Easy Setup Just plug in power and network cables and play with mobile app assistance.
All-in-One Control Manage Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon, and more in a single app.
Privacy Priority Your data stays private with exclusive control and local storage.
Versatile Ecosystem Connect seamlessly with Zigbee/Thread, voice assistants, and other smart accessories.
Improved every month by open source

Unleash Possibilities with HA Yellow

Seamless Integration One software manages 1,000+ devices, elevating home automation
Versatile Performance: Up to 8GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, and M.2 slot for NVMe SSD.
Smart Connectivity Support Zigbee 3.0, OpenThread, and Matter
Fast Network Include Gigabit Ethernet
Energy Consumption Tracking and Management

SkyConnect USB Stick: Limitless Connectivity

Ideal for Home Assistant Users Seamless Zigbee connection and future support for Matter via firmware update.
High Performance, Low Power Powered by EFR32MG21 Wireless SoC, supports full-speed USB 2.0 with included extender.
Reliable Communication Transmits at +20 dBm for robust and consistent connectivity.
Firmware Updates Made Easy Over-The-Wire (OTW) support ensures consistent updates.
Dual-Protocol Operation Simultaneously runs Zigbee and Matter protocols for versatility



Frigate NVR stands out as an advanced, open-source Network Video Recorder (NVR) designed for real-time AI object detection. It prioritizes local processing on the Raspberry Pi 5, ensuring that camera feeds remain within the confines of your home for enhanced privacy. The key features include:

  1. Local Object Detection: Enable real-time AI processing locally, preserving privacy by keeping camera data within your home environment.

  2. False Positive Reduction: Employ sophisticated algorithms to minimize false alerts caused by factors such as shadows or environmental conditions.

  3. Customizable Zones: Tailor events and alerts to your specific needs by defining precise areas within the camera's field of view.

  4. Integration: Achieve a seamless connected home experience by effortlessly integrating with Home Assistant and other automation platforms.

  5. Real-Time Monitoring: Experience dynamic video feeds for active monitoring, allowing users to stay informed about activities on their premises in real-time.



ESPHome is a user-friendly system designed for the remote control of microcontrollers through straightforward configuration files within Home Automation systems. This tool simplifies the management of ESP boards by reading YAML configuration files and generating custom firmware for installation on your ESP device. Any devices or sensors incorporated into ESPHome's configuration seamlessly appear in the Home Assistant UI, ensuring a hassle-free integration experience.

SenseCraft HA

The SenseCraft-HomeAssistant plugin, accessible via the HACS store, connects your Grove Vision AI V2 to Home Assistant through the SenseCraft Data Platform. This process is streamlined and user-friendly, requiring just a SenseCraft account login to bring your device and sensor data into the Home Assistant ecosystem, ready for you to customize and control.

Getting Started with Seeed Devices: A Quick Setup Guide

Seeed-powered Home Assistant Devices

reTerminal Series: Home assistant on your Palm or Wall

Powered by Raspberry Pi Compute Module Supports Home Assistant OS installation and Kiosk mode
Modular Design Industrial expansion interface, 40-Pin Raspberry Pi compatible header
High Performance Comes with 8GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
Rich Interfaces & Components USB Type-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, micro-HDMI, micro-SD card slot, MIPI camera interface, and more.
Customization Service

Odyssey: HA on Mini PC

Powerful Performance Quad-core Intel® Celeron® J4125, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM
Hybrid & Fast Network Access Dual 2.5GbE interfaces, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE support (module not included) with a SIM card slot.
Expandability 1x SATA, 2x M.2 interfaces, 1x SD card slot, 1x audio jack, 1x USB 3.1, and 2x USB 2.0 ports
High-Definition 4K Video Output

LinkStar: HA on Docker

Docker-Ready Home Assistant Device
Lightning-Fast Network Ports: Dual up to 2.5Gbps Ethernet & dual 1Gbps Ethernet
Versatile OS Support OpenWRT (Home Assistant supported), Android, Lubuntu 20.04, Armbian.
High Storage Capacity Onboard 32GB eMMC with an additional SD card slot
4K Multimedia Player Pre-installed Android 11 OS with HDMI 2.0 port for 4K@60fps display and HDR support.
Optional Wi-Fi 6

Seeed Powered Home Assistant Peripharals

XIAO ESP32C3: Create your own node

Versatile MCU Board Features ESP32-C3 32-bit RISC-V chip, operates up to 160 MHz, and supports Arduino/CircuitPython.
Excellent RF Performance Complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy functions with communication range exceeding 100m using a U.FL antenna.
Thumb-sized Design Suitable for wearable devices
Production-Ready Breadboard-friendly & SMD design, no components on the back.

mmWave Human Detection Sensor Kit: Catch the thief

No-Code Human Detection Easily integrate precise human detection into Home Assistant.
Advanced Sensing Technology Onboard mmWave sensor using FMCW principle
XIAO ESP32C3 Power Powered by XIAO ESP32C3, enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE data communication.
Seeed Studio Customization Service

SenseCAP Indicator: Sensor Hub on your working desk

Dual MCUs, Rich GPIOs ESP32S3 and RP2040, 400+ Grove-compatible GPIOs for flexible expansion.
Air Quality Monitoring Built-in VOC, CO2 sensors, external AHT20 TH sensor for precise readings.
Local LoRa Hub Integrated SX1262 LoRa chip (optional) for IoT connectivity via Wi-Fi.
Fusion ODM Service Seeed Studio offers quick customization and scalable solutions for diverse needs.

Grove Vision AI Thumbs-Size Intelligent Vision

AI Processing Power WiseEye2 HX6538 processor, dual-core Arm Cortex-M55, integrated Arm Ethos-U55 neural network unit
AI Model Support SenseCraft AI for Mobilenet, Efficientnet-lite, Yolo v5 & v8. TensorFlow and PyTorch compatible.
Peripheral Features PDM microphone, SD card slot, Type-C, Grove interface, and more.
Compatibility Works with XIAO series, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP dev board

Seeed powered Home Assistant Applications

Explore inspiring projects featuring Seeed Studios products, where the versatility of Home Assistant OS shines in creating innovative solutions for residences to urban landscapes alike.

Integrated Environment Monitoring

Smart ThermoStatComovis (Co2 ,Temperature and Humidity Sensor for ESPHome)Home Assistant Grove All-in-one Environmental Sensor Guide
Credit to Chris
This wiki will walkthrough step-by-step on how to make a Xiao ESP32C3 ESPHome Smart Thermo Stat.Now let's get started!
Credit to Nayel Khouatra
Comovis monitors indoor air quality, including PM2.5, temperature, and humidity. Integrated with Home Assistant, it provides real-time insights for a healthier environment.
Credit to James A. Chambers
Demonstrating a simple and effective air quality monitor using XIAO ESP32C3 and Grove SEN54 all-in-one sensor, seamlessly integrated with Home Assistant for an efficient monitoring setup.
Human Presence Detection Using the 24GHz mmWave4 Node Home-Automation System Using Smallest ESP32Connect Grove Modules to Home Assistant Using ESPHome
This guide helps install ESPHome in Home Assistant for WiFi connectivity with XIAO ESP32C3. It also covers setting up human presence detection using the 24GHz mmWave Human Static Presence Module Lite. Credit to Technolab Creation
In home automation, compact design and advanced tech converge in innovative projects. An exemplary case enables smartphone control of four appliances, manual switches, and features global remote access with environmental monitoring.
This wiki will walkthrough step-by-step on how to connect Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 with ESPHome running on Home Assistant and send the sensor data/ control devices after connecting Grove modules to XIAO ESP32C3.
Building a Smart Outdoor EnvironmentSenseCAP Indicator - Matter Application DevelopmentCreate Own Sensor Node with Home Assistant via ESPHome
Credit to Saudin Dizdarevic
Integrating Sensecap S2103(CO2, air temp and humi) and displaying collected data on reTerminal where Home Assistant has been installed, communicating with MQTT
Credit to Tim
This demo highlights using the Matter SDK to easily build advanced applications for the SenseCAP Indicator. The touchscreen-equipped Indicator doubles as a powerful home automation interface.
Credit to Zachary
Connect Seeed Studio XIAO ESP32C3 to Home Assistant via ESPHome for Grove module integration. This step-by-step guide covers linking various ports, such as digital, analog, IIC, SPI, and UART, enabling sensor data transmission and device control.

Enhanced Security: Locally Processed AI

DeepCamera : On-Device AI for Modern SurveillanceFrigate NVR: Localized AI Object Detection for Home Frigate NVR: Localized AI Object Detection for Industry
DeepCamera enhances traditional surveillance systems with open-source facial recognition, intrusion detection, fall detection, and parking lot monitoring using on-device machine learning. Frigate, an open-source NVR, enables real-time AI object detection with all processing happening locally on your hardware. This wiki guides reTerminal DM installation and showcases object detection capabilities.Frigate, an open-source NVR, enables real-time AI object detection with all processing happening locally on your hardware. This wiki guides reTerminal installation and showcases object detection capabilities.

Smart Habitat Equipment Upgrade

Configuring Essential Add-Ons, Intergations in Home AssistantIntergating Weather Station to Home AssistantCustomize Your Smart Home Experience with Different Add-ons and Integrations
This wiki will walkthrough step-by-step on how to build out the dashboard by doing the necessary configurations and also how to use some of the important add-ons that comes with Home Assistant. Install Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi, integrate SenseCAP sensor via the app, and enhance connectivity with MQTT for centralized monitoring and control through a customized dashboard.In this Blog, some trending applications for Home Assistant, include healthcare, safety, home garden and weather monitoring, energy and water consumption management, and home economy management, which can significantly improve comfort and efficiency.

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